• Rachel Penate

GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE by Rachel Hollis

Updated: Apr 10, 2020

TITLE/ AUTHOR: Girl, Wash your Face by Rachel Hollis

PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson

GENRE: Memoir/ Self-Help


SUMMARY: "Founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Now comes her highly anticipated first book featuring her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice.

From her temporary obsession with marrying Matt Damon to a daydream involving hypnotic iguanas to her son's request that she buy a necklace to 'be like the other moms,' Hollis holds nothing back. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals." (Adapted from Goodreads)

REVIEW: I’m going to be very honest: I literally rolled my eyes through the introduction of this book. This was my first experience with Rachel Hollis and by page 20 I was incredibly underwhelmed. But since I’d committed to this book for book club, I stuck it out ... and I’m really glad I did.

I loved her sassy humor, her honesty about marriage and forgiveness and imperfections, and her refreshing (yet realistic) attitude on setting high standards for yourself.

What bugged me, though, which begun in the few chapters and was sprinkled throughout was a “humble brag” toward her successes (what I think is actually misplaced self-promotion).

Overall, the laughs and relatable advice I got make it worth the read. Recommended to my mom friends — particularly the ones who work and/or to anyone who needs a “simple, easy to read, cute stories and advice." Click here for more info and praise for Girl, Wash Your Face.

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